Open source communities are semi-organised collections of contributors to a project, typically software. These communities bring people with shared interests together to collaboratively build something, which can be shared with anyone inside or outside of the community. And, almost always, open source projects are the results of distributed communities.
The world in 2020 looks very different from a year ago. Where previously cities were bustling and offices were busy, now they are all but deserted as many organisations ask their employees to work from home. Many organisations, including Red Hat, made the decision to close all offices as early as was practical.